Welcome to the Fund it page for my show ‘Confirmation’ which is making its way to Edinburgh Fringe this August!
‘Confirmation’ is a moving and hilarious look at how a vote can change the way we view ourselves and is inspired by my hometown Roscommon’s rejection of Marriage Equality in 2015. Through the form of a pop concert and spoken word I question my relationship with my home, my sexuality and my spirituality, performed to a backdrop of banging beats and sweeping choral arrangements. The catholic coming-of-age ritual ‘Confirmation’ is synonymous to many growing up in Catholic Ireland and signifies a departure into adulthood. As you can see from the images from the show and rewards, it's a theme I am fully embracing!
Photo by Brian Teeling
‘Confirmation’ premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018, where it received five star reviews and award nominations. It then went on to Roscommon Arts Centre in Roscommon, back where it all started! The show was made with the support of the Arts Council, Fringe Lab, Roscommon County Council and Creative Ireland. Now with your support the team and I can bring the show to an even bigger audience on an international stage. At the Ed Fringe I will be performing at Pleasance, a leading venue at the festival. The run is ambitious: the whole month! In 2017 my team and I took my show DOUZE to Edinburgh so I’m excited to return!
Photo by Ste Murray.
Getting to Edinburgh Fringe isn't easy. It takes a great team, excellent budgeting skills and serious focus. With your support the team and I can afford to do this right. I can pay people a fair wage, market the show properly, transport myself to Edinburgh and accommodate myself and some of my team. With the success of my various theatre and club shows I have been able to raise a portion of the funds that are going towards the project (aprx €3,000). I am also supported by Roscommon County Council. Your support closes the shortfall and makes the project fully feasible.
Your amazing support will be used towards the cost of...
A portion of the Artist Fees - €1500
Accommodation - €1600
Travel - €200
Online Advertising - €200
Posters & Flyers - €500
Fund-It Charges & Fees - €360
How can you help?
Big or small, all pledges are welcome. In return, we’ve put together an amazing selection of rewards! From cute ‘Confirmation’ rosettes to private home concerts, your support will be received with gratitude! Please share this with anyone you think may be able to help us. I'll also make very special shout out videos for every single one of you that donate. You've given the love, so expect some gratitude in return!
Having toured internationally, showcasing award winning experiences for audiences from Prague to The National Theatre of London, I am ready for this big adventure! Thank you for your support this far and thank you for reading!